This is an episode from an early Australian documentary series produced by the Cinesound Movietone News Company in the late fifties. About 20 episodes were made covering the early 30s until the early 50s.
In this episode, you will see The King, The Prime Minister, The Queen of Tonga, Aboriginals demonstrating boomerangs, Mexicans demonstrating precision knive throughing, A massive Boy Scout meeting, The winner of the Archibald prize, a man who lost both arms, some babies, German Sheperds, Sharks, Sir Charles Kingsford Smith (aviation pioneer) and a fat man riding a hippo.
May 8, 2010 Subject:
1935 A year with events but not yet war
These travelogues were very popular in movie theaters for many years. This is how we used to get our introductions to the peoples of the world. These short but wonderful films are well done and narrated by truly gifted voices. I am fortunate to be old enough to have seen many of them at the movies. I miss them.
February 14, 2009 Subject:
A Year to Remember 1935
yes thanks, appreciated. More if you have them would also be appreciated.
Not much of a show - a disjointed stringing together of newsreel footage - but interesting all the same for what newsreel coverage though was important in any given year, ranging from the incredibly trivial to the incredibly symbolic. Great source of tasty images of Oz and funny how theatrical footage became fodder for television. Shades of Newsfront!
February 9, 2009 Subject:
Good Show, Chap!
This is a good show, post some more if you have them.